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Telit Wireless Launches Jupiter SL871: Small Form Factor Multi-constellation GNSS

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February 21, 2014

Telit Wireless Launches Jupiter SL871: Small Form Factor Multi-constellation GNSS

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Telit Wireless (News - Alert) Solutions, a provider of machine to machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, recently launched the Jupiter SL871, a small form factor multi-constellation GNSS that can deliver ultra-low standby power for consumer and industrial devices discovering GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS constellations.

According to officials the new module leverages MediaTek’s (News - Alert) low-power MT3333 core, to provide multi-constellation tracking. The SL871 suits battery life-sensitive GNSS applications that are not dependent on dead reckoning, TRAIM and communication ports like USB or CAN bus. The new companion SL869 V2 module has been designed to deliver these capabilities.

SR Tsai, general manager of MediaTek’s wireless connectivity and networking business unit, said, “MediaTek is extremely pleased to partner with Telit on its latest generation multi-GNSS Jupiter positioning solution.”

MediaTek’s multi-constellation location technology enabled by MT3333 single-chip SoC optimizes performance, integration, power consumption and is suitable for deployment across multiple product segments.

The Jupiter SL871 is capable of tracking GPS + Galileo and GLONASS constellations and can also offer positioning data via standard UART. The ultra-sensitive RF front-end in the device enables multi-GNSS indoor fix, fast fix and navigation even in outdoor environments like dense urban locations.

The positioning module offers support to ephemeris file injection (A-GPS) and satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) to deliver precise positions. Also the onboard software engine can predict ephemeris even three days in advance starting from ephemeris data broadcast by GNSS satellites. The information can be received by the module and stored in the internal Flash memory. The advanced power modes and AGPS optimize accuracy, power consumption, and use of battery.

“The Jupiter SL871 was designed to help developers looking for a quick and painless design-in experience creating geo-location aware products, particularly battery-powered ones,” said Taneli Tuurnala, vice president and head of GNSS division at Telit Wireless Solutions.

Recently, Telit announced the application of its GT863 HSPA+ terminal to handle high-speed mobile data connection from about 1,300 buses to the Winter Games security and surveillance service center. The buses are an integral part of the infrastructure in place to support athletes and visitors at Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the high-speed data link makes it possible for live video to be streamed from the buses to the Games’ security apparatus.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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